• 79-year-old New Hampshire man charged with killing wife, 74

    By: Crystal Bonvillian, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    DERRY, N.H. - A New Hampshire man has been charged with killing his 74-year-old wife, who was found shot to death in their home late Friday night.

    Roderick Munstis, 79, of Derry, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Ellen Munstis. He was scheduled for arraignment Monday in Rockingham Superior Court, according to authorities.

    Derry and state police officials said dispatchers received a call around 12:03 a.m. Saturday from Roderick Munstis. When responding officers got to the couple’s home, they found Ellen Munstis dead of multiple gunshot wounds.

    The motive for the shooting was not clear Monday.

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    “At this time, this appears to be an isolated incident, and there is no threat of danger to the public,” Derry officials said in a weekend news release. “Additional information will be released as it becomes available, while still maintaining the integrity of the investigation.”

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